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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:13 am

Did some crawling around under the car taking measurements, basically just making sure that everything is going to fit properly in the upcoming five-speed installation. I'm feeling even better about being able to pull this off.
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PostPost by: SENC » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:34 pm

Careful, Veg! These little car can sense hubris!
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:25 pm

SENC wrote:Careful, Veg! These little car can sense hubris!


Absolutely! And they are merciless.
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PostPost by: TBG » Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:13 pm

I opened my post and what did I find...................? A QED head!! Yipeeee!

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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:56 pm

TBG wrote:I opened my post and what did I find...................? A QED head!! Yipeeee!

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Nice and shiny too :D
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:45 am

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PostPost by: 661 » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:37 am

h20hamelan wrote:
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Happy me!



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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:56 pm

Drove over to the rolling road near Malton in North Yorkshire.

The car went well, but I think the rebuilt rear Koni's could do with a tweak to make them a bit firmer.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Jul 24, 2021 1:04 pm

Mazzini wrote:
SENC wrote:Careful, Veg! These little car can sense hubris!


Absolutely! And they are merciless.


Agreed! I'm aware that just because all the bits will physically fit doesn't mean that it'll be an easy job. And because it'll be me doing it, there's bound to be some weird issue with something that for some reason will totally contradict what should happen and will totally deviate from expert knowledge when I ask about it here! :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:36 am

after a couple months getting work vehicles sorted, I've some time to drive a Lotus again.
new condenser, points, cap, rotor, plugs, wires etc
feeling much better, driving much better
all around, you guessed it. much better!
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:50 pm

Refitted this bad boy today…
I have fitting the exhaust engine mount…:(
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:13 pm

Fluids in..
Gearlever in..
Failed original exhaust side engine mount replaced, now the engine cant is fine. I bought some of the Kelvedon £40 versions but didnt fit them.... mounting holes on the passenger side one are out, even on the replacement one I asked for.

Just propshaft to connect and ready to go....

As a matter of note, none of the original trim or gearbox parts (even clutch slave cylinder) have been used in this conversion so the car be put back to original. A note on the Paul Matty repro console though, its about 3/8" shorter than the original.

Startup of the Smurthwaite engine tomorrow or Wednesday...

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:52 pm

Did you get your gaitor mount sorted?
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:38 pm

Yeah… the original 5 speed Elan had a massive hole cut out of the body, im not doing that so I have used 3M VHP 45 double sided to tape to hold it. Sticks like $ hit to a blanket so all good :D

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PostPost by: persiflage » Mon Aug 23, 2021 5:49 pm

Fitted new brake master cylinder, bled brakes. Completed making, trimming and fitting parcel shelf and bolster. Refitted rear screen with new rubber and filler strip … glass still intact :lol:
A contrast to all those days spent faffing around the car and achieving nothing.
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